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Showing posts from May 11, 2014

Information about #HIP 2.0 Proposal

Family Voices Indiana attended Governor Pence's announcement of HIP 2.0 this morning.  This proposal would provide access to health care via three options for Hoosier adults whose income is between 0 and 133% of the federal poverty level.  We encourage you to read the  proposal   to learn more.   Please note that this is a proposal and there will be opportunities for public comment.  We encourage you to share your voice.  Please also note that children who live in households with this level of income have existing access to health coverage.  Please contact us if you need help getting your children coverage or need to learn more about the options. 317 944 8982

Meetings about State VR Plan

Family Voices shares the following announcement from DDRS: The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS), Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)  invites the public to share comments regarding DRAFT revisions to the Indiana State Plan for Vocational  Rehabilitation Services (VRS).    The draft copy of the VRS State Plan is available for review online at    Comments may be emailed to Kathy Sodeman at, or mailed to the Bureau  of Rehabilitation Services, MS 20, P.O. Box 7083, Indianapolis, Indiana 46207-7083 or faxed to 317-232- 6478. Kathy Sodeman may also be contacted for additional accommodations or assistance.    All comments must be received by Friday, May 30, 2014. North -  Monday, 5/19/14  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST)  Saint Joseph County Library – Main Branch  Dickenson Conference Room  304 S. Main St.  South Bend, IN 46601  American Sign Language Inte

Help Us Improve Our Newsletter!

We'd like to make sure that our newsletter is meeting the needs of the families and professionals we serve. Please take a few minutes to help us improve our services. Thank you. s/MJBWS8G If you don't receive our newsletter, you can find archived editions  here  and you can sign up  here . Survey in Spanish: Queremos asegurarnos que nuestro boletín informativo este satisfaciendo las necesidades de las familias y lo profesionales que atendemos. Por favor tómese unos minutos para ayudarnos a mejorar nuestros servicios.Gracias. s/NHFKFG7

Community Supports #Survey

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from DDRS:   The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS), in partnership with the  University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (IOD), is conducting a survey on the  service system currently available in Indiana, for individuals with Intellectual or Developmental  Disabilities (IDD) and co-occurring mental/behavioral health challenge.    DDRS and IOD wish to collect responses from individuals working in all aspects of mental  health or IDD services to identify areas where the state may be able to strengthen or improve the  delivery of services. The survey only takes few minutes to complete and is available at the  following link:  Indiana Community Support Services Survey    Please feel free to share information about the survey with other members of the community who  can offer their insights as it relates to the IDD population.